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fretum ī, n (abl. also fretū, m, C.)

FVR-, a strait, sound, channel : fretorum angustiae: freta inter currentia turres, H.: in freto Oceani, narrow sea , Ta.: Siciliense, the Strait of Messina : Siciliae, Cs.: ab Italiā freto diiunctus: actus freto Neptunius Dux (sc. Siciliae), H.: fretum nostri maris et Oceani, i. e. the Strait of Gibraltar , S.The sea : fretum puppe secare, O.Plur: In freta dum fluvii current, V.: fretis acrior Hadriae, H.—Fig., a strait, narrow sea : perangusto fretu divisa iura.— A gulf, abyss : in illo aeris alieni tamquam fretu.

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